Taste of the Game: Stop by Bouré this weekend as the Rebs host Tulane
OXFORD, Miss. — It’s Week Three of the college football season, so it’s time to do a little shake-n-boogie here in the ‘Sip this weekend. Whether you’re in the Grove or on the Square, you can be sure that there will be a party like none other when you are in Oxford!
When I am in town, I don’t get to indulge much on Saturdays outside of the press, but I sure can’t come home to Oxford without my pre-game ritual of hitting the Square on Friday night.
It is never easy to feature just one place, especially with all amazing the selections we have in town. But this week, since it’s the last week before we take the party on the road, I had to go with one of my favorite balcony spots in town, Bouré, in this week’s edition of ‘Taste of the Game.’
There’s nothing that quite compares — after a good glass of antique bourbon and a cigar — to practicing those Rebel Yells from one balcony to another with all your rowdy friends.
Let’s get down to business at Boure this weekend!
If you’re starting out light or just want to save room for those libations later on, you have some great choices.
For a fresh option with a little kick, you can never go wrong with the South West Salad (romaine and red cabbage, black beans, diced tomato, green chilies, fried tortilla strips, shredded cheddar jack cheese). I also love to add on some grilled or blacked chicken or shrimp.
If you’re just making a quick stop, there’s always plenty to choose from with the appetizers. Go for the classic sausage and cheese plate (country pleasin’ sausage, marinated white cheddar, pimento cheese, red onion marmalade, pickled jalapeño, Guinness whole grain mustard and Bouré bbq). Step it up and throw in a fried crawfish basket paired with a Dogfish Head SeaQuench Ale.
At Bouré, their motto is: “Upscale, Down-Home.” That is one of the many things I love there…you can still get that five-star experience with that southern down-home atmosphere, not just in the setting but in every main dish.
Sometimes I like to do a good classic burger or sandwich, but with a twist. And who says you can’t have a good Philly in the Sip? One of my faves is the Philly, Mississippi, Ribeye Sandwich (thin sliced prime rib with griddled bell peppers and onions, mayo – choice of queso, cheddar, swiss cheese.)
Now for those who like variety, the entree menu has plenty to choose from — and nothing will disappoint.
Try their Pasta Jambalaya (crawfish, grilled chicken, shrimp, andouille, garlic, bell peppers and onions with penne tossed in creole cream sauce) or the Wood Fire Grilled Center Cut Beef Filet (garlic whipped potatoes, roasted brussel sprouts, bourbon and herb cream sauce).
Or, try the Bouré Shrimp and Grits (sautéed gulf shrimp, andouille, red onion, bell pepper, corn, tomatoes in creole cream sauce on top of fried cheese grit cake). Pair that with Wellers 107 or Eagle Rare, and — trust me — you will be ready for the #HottyToddy and the Grove on gameday!
For those just indulging in libations, this is the place to people watch and sip all night long.
Cocktails and coffee
Now for the cocktails. You can’t stop in Oxford with out taking a ride on the Lane Train, Bouré style! It’s comprised of Four Roses Bourbon, Cointreau, Lemon, and Bitters float. All Aboard!
I am not a coffee drinker, but if you need a little fuel to keep rolling into this weekend and you make it there later in the evening, try the Hoodoo Du Monde complete with coffee, Hoodoo and Frangelico whipped cream.
So clear your throats, Rebels, for a little yell practice this weekend on the Square. ARE YOU READY?
For more info on Bouré visit: https://citygroceryonline.com/boure/
Monday – Saturday – 11 AM – 9 PM
Monday – Friday — 4 PM – 10 PM
Saturday – 11 AM – 10 PM